NEWS BRIEFS: State Highway 112 to be closed Saturday for Joyce Daze Parade … and other items

State Highway 112 will be temporarily closed from its intersection with Piedmont Road to east of downtown Joyce from 12:30 p.m. to 2:40 p.m. Saturday for the Joyce Daze Parade.

JOYCE — State Highway 112 will be temporarily closed from its intersection with Piedmont Road to east of downtown Joyce from 12:30 p.m. to 2:40 p.m. Saturday for the Joyce Daze Parade.

A detour route will be available to bypass Joyce during this time.

For more information, phone Julie Hatch at 360-302-1934 or Damon Hatch at 360-461-250.

PUD refunds bonds

CARLSBORG — The Clallam County Public Utility District will save $808,520 over the next 12 years through the refunding of 2008 Electric Revenue Bonds, officials said Monday.

“We were able to refund the Series 2008 Electric Revenue Bonds (ERB) at lower interest rates, which in turn helped us realize a significant cash flow savings,” said Beau Brown, treasurer and controller.

The bond provisions of the Series 2008 allowed for the refunding, and since interest rates had fallen, the PUD did so.

“Commissioners and staff take great care in the management of public monies, so with the opportunity to refund bonds that results in a savings like this, it only made sense to do so,” said Doug Nass, PUD general manger.

The Series 2008 ERB outstanding were $8,570,000 and are being refunded with a Series 2016 ERB issuance in the amount of $8,080,000.

The cash flow savings to the district is $808,520 (or $770,201 when considering the time value of money) over the next 12 years. The refunding of the Series 2008 bonds does not impact the final principal payment date, which remains due in 2028.

For more information about Clallam PUD, visit

‘Princess Storytime’ set at library

SEQUIM — The Sequim Library, 630 N. Sequim Ave., will offer a special “Princess Storytime” featuring

the Sequim Irrigation Festival royalty at 10:30 a.m. today.

Royal attire is encouraged.

The storytime will include songs, stories and a craft.

Cameras are encouraged for a photo opportunity with the princesses.

The event will be held on the outdoor stage behind the library, weather permitting.

For more information, visit, phone the library at 360-683-1161 or email

Photography exhibit

SEQUIM — Olympic National Park will host the work of George A. Grant, the first official National Park Service photographer, at the Kalaloch Campground Amphitheater, 57151 U.S. Highway 101 west of Sequim, at 8 p.m. Thursday.

Authors Ren and Helen Davis will showcase Grant’s work, which has been used in brochures, reports, newspapers and magazines for the park.

The program is free and open to the public.

It is part of the park’s celebration of the Park Service centennial.

The Davises recently co-authored a book about Grant’s career with the Park Service, which extended from the 1920s through the mid-1950s.

Copies of the book will be available for purchase and can be signed by the authors.

Museum free day

PORT TOWNSEND — There will be a free day for Jefferson County residents at three museums operated by the Jefferson County Historical Society on Saturday.

The museums that will have free admission are the Jefferson Museum of Art & History, 540 Water St., the Commanding Officer’s Quarters at Fort Worden and the Rothschild House Museum, 540 Water St.

“Free Day at the Museums” is the first Saturday of every month and is supported by the Port Townsend Arts Commission.

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